|Scientific Name:||Swartzia spp.|
|Location:||Southern Mexico, Central America, Northern South America|
|Crushing Strength:||15,260lbf /in2|
Wamara has a heartwood which is a dark reddish brown to a nearly black color, sometimes with a strong purple hue. The sapwood is a pale yellowish white color. The grain is straight, but also irregular or interlocked, and it has a fine texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. It is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with on account of its high density and moderate to high blunting effect. It is also troublesome to glue because of its high density and natural oil content.